Tag: water quality

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Newsletter article Julie Archer June 24, 2022
Two Actions You Can Take to Help Protect West Virginia’s Environment
Action #1: Urge Lawmakers to Solve Abandoned Mine Lands Crisis Without Gouging WV Taxpayers! Action #2: Attend the Marcellus Academy 2022 on July 22 and 23. More
Issues: Abandoned Mine LandsClean EnergyClimate ChangeReclamationwater quality
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Environmental Wrap-Up
The good and bad that passed this Legislative Session…  More
Issues: Oil and GasPollutionPrivatizationReclamationWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Newsletter article   March 7, 2022
Environmental Update: The good and bad of CROSSOVER DAY!
Remember when 300,000 West Virginians in nine counties had their water contaminated by a toxic chemical leak? Apparently our Legislature either has a really short memory, or they don’t care. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAir QualityOil and GasPrivatizationReclamationwater qualityWorker's Safety
Newsletter article   February 28, 2022
Environmental Update
Companion bills HB 4408/SB 485 expanding private companies’ ability to develop recreational facilities were voted on in their respective committees last week...  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAir QualityCorporate InterestsEnvironmentGas WellsOil and GasPollutionPrivatizationSurface Owner RightsWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Action Alert   February 24, 2022
WV Rivers Coalition Legislative Update – Feb 24th @7PM
Join our friends at the WV Rivers Coalition for a Live Legislative Update TONIGHT at 7:00 PM on Zoom for an in depth discussion of their water policy priorities and what we can expect for the remainder of the 2022 session. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWaterwater quality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 21, 2022
Mushroom Session
This session reminds me of an old saying “I feel like a mushroom because they keep me in the dark and feed me BS.” This is appropriate in so many ways as committees are sprouting (originating) lots of bills and short circuiting the normal process for introducing bills. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergyFair RepresentationInequalitySurface Owner Rightswater qualityWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert   January 24, 2022
Water Quality Protections Up for Debate in Senate Judiciary
Contact members of the committee today; West Virginia Rivers has made it easy! More
Issues: Waterwater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 2
As we head into the second full week of the 2022 legislative session, I’m going to provide a quick status update on these issues, hopefully without duplicating too much of what Gary has already covered.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Citizen Action Group Blog   January 24, 2022
WVEC’s GREEN Legislative Update – Week 2
Click below to read more on the WV Environmental Council's breakdown of all the "green" issues at the WV Legislature this week. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentwater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 17, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.   More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson August 25, 2021
Take Action — Sign your name to protect clean water!
By calling on your Senators and Representatives or signing your name to pledge support for improving water infrastructure, you can be the change that so many communities desperately need. More
Issues: Waterwater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 16, 2021
All Hands on Deck: WV Water Protections Under Revision – Act by July 19
A recent a policy decision by the WVDEP related to water quality standards creates a loophole to allow industries to dump more toxins in our source water. More
Issues: Waterwater quality